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Old 02-16-2016, 09:10 PM
 
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I got an email from the clerical position that I recently interviewed for that I'm a finalist for the position and must complete a background screening packet and submit to HR.

The packet asks for contact info for past supervisors/HR departments. That is information I no longer have for one of my past jobs, the Healthcare Exchange set up in my state in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act. They do not provide such info on the website either as they don't want the news media to be contacting supervisors asking for opinions about what has been a troublesome time for the exchange (pretty much since it started it has been a disaster).

So I'm unsure about what to do in this situation.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When doing a background check or verifying former employment, lack of reference contact information to verify your resume data can disqualify you.

If you have at least 1-2 past employer contacts, list them, and for those unavailable, put a brief explanation such as "not available" or "out of business".
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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When doing a background check or verifying former employment, lack of reference contact information to verify your resume data can disqualify you.

If you have at least 1-2 past employer contacts, list them, and for those unavailable, put a brief explanation such as "not available" or "out of business".
That's what I would do. Just list job and whatever info you can list and for supervisor/reference section brief explanation.
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